Name and highest qualification : Aggrippa Chingono
Designated role in Africa AHEAD: WASH Manager
Date of first joining Organisation: Joined April 2017 and had a break before re-joining in November 2018
Summary of expertise:
Aggrippa Mufudzi Chingono is currently the WASH Program Manager having joined Africa AHEAD in 2017 under the SIDA/ACF funded WASH program as a WASH Engineer. He has extensive experience which has seen him hold senior positions in the WASH sector spanning 18 years in public, private and NGO sector. Aggrippa’s first port of call was Stewards and Lloyd Water Engineers where he was employed as Design Water Engineer with extensive travel in Manicaland Province implementing irrigation and gravity water schemes. His first encounter with Community Health Clubs was way back in 2006 whilst working as a Provincial Water Engineer under DDF in Manicaland with Juliet Waterkeyn conducting the week long training in Chipinge District. He has since worked for both Local and International NGO among them Caritas Mutare, Africa AHEAD and ACF . The wealth of experience includes implementation of major and minor WASH projects in rural, urban, developmental and emergency works in almost all Provinces of Zimbabwe. After a brief stint with AA in 2017 Aggrippa was to return in January 2019 in the UNICEF funded project in Harare under the cholera project. He currently heads the UNICEF funded Urban WASH Resilience in Gwanda and Chipinge
Aggrippa has built the capacity of the organization in terms technical strength, enabling competancy in activities such as bore hole drilling, solar pump installations, rehabilitation and construction of public toilets. He is based in Harare where apart from normal programming, he is key in proposal development working closely the ED and Financial section.
Aggrippa has written a thesis on CHC –Investigation of the impact of the community health clubs approach on health in rural communities – A case of Ward 19 in Mberengwa District in partial fulfilment of the Post Graduate Diploma of Water Supplies and Sanitation. He is currently working on another thesis on CHC- Understanding the role of Community Health Clubs in WASH in enhancing resilience of at risk communities to hazards: A case of Chipinge District in partial fulfilment of the M.Sc Disaster Management. He holds several qualifications that include degree, B-Technology in Water Resources Engineering (NUST), Post Grad Diploma Water Supplies and Sanitation (IWSD) and National Diploma in Civil Engineering (Water Supply)
Dates of start and finish: July 2019 to March 2020
Programme name: Building Partnership for Urban Resilience
District: Gwanda and Chipinge Urban
Objective of programme: This pilot project aims to help improve service delivery by local authorities, develop collaborative community and Local Economic Development (LED) models that work and provide evidence on urban resilience building strategies that can be finally adopted and adapted into the national resilience strategic framework. The activities will focus on establishing water kiosks, and pay toilets, which will be manned and operated by community health clubs, and the youths in partnership with the local authority.
Staff: 2 x Project Officers, 1x M & E Officer
Project Budget– USD210, 328.00
- Building of local platforms for improved WASH service provision and introduce new models of community-involvement through establishment and management of Water Kiosk in Gwanda
- Building of local platforms for improved WASH service provision and introduce new models of community-involvement in operation and maintenance of public sanitation
- Building of local platforms for improved WASH service provision and introduce new models of community-through U-Reporting mechanisms support and strengthening
- Establishment of viable social enterprises in the water and sanitation services area successfully implemented (jobs created, income opportunities and WASH dividends
- Provide institutional capacity support to Local authorities for effective basic service delivery through Community Engagement for improved WASH services
- Improvement of the immediate WASH conditions afer the cyclone effect.